Book Collecting

Don’t go into book collecting hastily

The care and handling of collectible books deserves attention, particularly for beginning hobbyists.

KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWSPAPERS
March 26, 2006

“Collecting books can be an educational and satisfying hobby. But it can also be expensive. Here are a few tips from some pros to help you decide what’s best for you.”

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Book Collecting

Collect rare books

“Think of it as a new chapter in your life. If you ever wanted to collect rare books, knowing what to look for requires a lot of reading. But in tonight’s more bang for your buck, we suggest something a little more efficient – it’s our cliff notes for how to start a very profitable hobby.

WSVN — Hemingway, Shakespeare, Chaucer.

Literary classics inspire John De Groot.
John De Groot: ’25 years later and probably about 1,000 books, I’m still hooked.’
For this bookworm, finding rare editions is an addiction.
His collection is invaluable. Take for instance, this copy of tales of the South Pacific.
John: ‘I found it at a thrift shop. Almost a junk shop. I paid 25 cents for it. It’s worth conservatively $4,000 dollars according to the Internet.'”

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Book Collecting

Nor can I get a good read on Sancho Panza

The Oregonian
Thursday, October 07, 2004
Steve Duin

“Most book collectors no longer walk. They surf. The Net, as everyone knows, has dramatically changed the book business. Supply and demand have been redefined. British dealers, like the stock at Powell’s, are only a click away. Most of the legendary book scouts have retired.
‘A lot of us got into the book business because we love to hunt,’ Bob Brown said. ‘People would pit their knowledge against whoever was running the store.”

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